Meet the Parents

KirbyGeorgiahPortraitKIRBY, MARK, AND GEORGIAH DESMARAIS
Kirby and Mark Desmarais live in Red Hook, Brooklyn with their 2 year-old-daughter, Georgiah. Kirby, a gutsy and resourceful 26 year-old-mom and independent music manager, creates “Parents for Occupy Wall Street” as an outlet for families to get more involved in the movement.

 

 

TerritosMarchingMYRA, ROB, SHEA, AND CHASE TERRITO
Rob, an inner-city schoolteacher, and Myra, a real estate agent, live in New Jersey with their two children. As veteran activists, they see “Parents for Occupy Wall Street” as an opportunity to show their 5-year-old son Chase and 9-year-old daughter Shea what it means to speak out against injustice.

 

 

MarkHwdaughterMARK HAMILTON AND HIS DAUGHTER SCARLETT
Mark Hamilton is a parent activist who brings his five-year-old daughter, Scarlet, to Occupy Wall Street protests. With a special talent for drawing, Mark created the  “Chalkupation” as a way for kids to engage in protests. When not speaking out against injustice, Mark is the bass player/songwriter in the indie rock group Ash.

 

 

RivkaNavahMarchingRIVKA GERWITZ-LITTLE, BRUCE LITTLE, ASSATA, NAVAH
Rivka and Bruce Little are a biracial couple raising their 6- and 13-year-old daughters in the Jewish faith. When NY City’s controversial “stop and frisk” policy threatens their East Harlem neighborhood, they become involved in “Parents for Occupy Wall Street” due to concern for their daughters’ safety.